Following the sale of WWE to the parent company of UFC, one Hall of Famer feels that building a crossover between the companies will “lend a little bit of credibility”.
With news breaking the day after WrestleMania 39 that WWE had been purchased by Endeavor, speculation began over what level of interaction Vince McMahon and Dana White (President, UFC) would develop.
One of UFC’s biggest names, Conor McGregor, took to social media to claim it was ‘inevitable’ that he would become a Champion in WWE, whilst Dolph Ziggler laid down a challenge to the Notorious Irishman to face him at WrestleMania 40.
Less than three weeks since the sale was agreed upon, a WWE Hall of Famer has been discussing if fans will see WWE Superstars stepping foot inside UFC’s octagon.
Speaking to PWMania Booker T said that he feels that having UFC talent appearing on WWE shows, will add credibility. However, the six-time WWE/WCW Champion feels that it is unlikely that WWE Superstars will end up competing in MMA matches.
“I don’t see a whole lot of crossover in the ring or in the octagon, per se or anything like that. But as far as having special guests as far as having certain angles built around, I mean, we’ve had guys you know from my era like Kevin Federline you know, combat, but these guys actually have you know, combat experience, I think it would lend a little bit of credibility if they were to actually do something it’s just a matter of how they do it and what they’re going to do,”
Business As Usual For WWE Claims Hall Of Famer Booker T
Booker T is currently working as a commentator on NXT and feels that the merger of WWE and UFC under the same ownership will not see wholesale changes to how the company is run.
The 2006 King Of The Ring has shared his surprise at how quickly the sale went through, but that for him, it will be “business as usual” inside WWE.
“It’s not an elephant to me, man. It’s just business. Business as usual, man, the wrestling business is very, very unpredictable,”
“I didn’t see the sale happening as quick as it did. I thought it was something that that was, perhaps, you know, could happen or would happen. But I thought, that’s a monster for it to happen as quickly as it did, I was surprised by that.
But I think it’s a good thing. I don’t think it’s a bad thing at all. I think with Endeavor, it’s only gonna get bigger. As far as the lights camera, the action, that that’s what WWE is really, really all about, that we got a piece of that just a little bit of what you know, perhaps is on the horizon at WrestleMania day one and day two, everybody’s entrance was so elaborate and so different. It felt like a real, real, real show, you know what I mean?
It always felt like that, but it felt bigger, it felt had a little bit of kick to it. So I think it’s gonna be overall good for all the guys.”
Booker T recently discussed his views on one of WWE’s rising stars, Omos, who competed against Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 39.